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    Default Matt Skiba replaces Tom DeLonge in Blink 182

    Travis Barker has been booking a punk/tattoo festival down the street from me for the past two years called Musink and it was announced on KROQ that Blink 182 are headlining it and that Tom DeLonge is being replaced by Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2015/01/26/...yelawolf-more/

    from http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2015/01/26/...-indefinitely/

    Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Musink Music and Tattoo Festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.''
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    Apparently it's a hoax, Tom said he never left the band.

    http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/t...quit_blink_182
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Punk Pirate View Post
    Apparently it's a hoax, Tom said he never left the band.

    http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/t...quit_blink_182
    Not a hoax, they're probably just kicking Tom out (if they legally can).

    A recent tell all interview came out. My favorite part that most blink fans should have figured out by now;

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    Was it odd seeing a conflicting view of the statement you released?
    Barker: It's just funny to me. I think he's just in shock that he's finally been exposed. The truth is out. I just don't think he knows how to deal with it, so he says, "I didn't quit the band. I'm booking Blink shows as we speak." You're not the booking agent. We all know that's a lie. You don't want to twist any grown man's arm to do anything he doesn't want to do, but step up to the plate and say, "Yeah, I don't want to play with those guys. I've been saying I'd record with the guys for the last two or three years and I'll just do Blink shows when I need money."

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    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...longe-20150126

    I think Mark and Travis should bring back +44

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    You can tell Tom is bitter in this (now deleted) tweet;


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    Quote Originally Posted by cool 2 hate 681 View Post
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...longe-20150126

    I think Mark and Travis should bring back +44
    Yeah, they should, it's about time +44 release something new, they just haven't put out an album since 2006.
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    Tom DeLonge just put out this letter on facebook https://www.facebook.com/officialtom...68156439873363

    I think they are better off without him

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool 2 hate 681 View Post
    Tom DeLonge just put out this letter on facebook https://www.facebook.com/officialtom...68156439873363

    I think they are better off without him
    My god, that guy is an unbelievably self-absorbed moron. I've never liked him at all, and have always had a hard time respecting Mark and Travis simply for the fact that they keep working with him.

    Fuck off, Tom. If Matt Skiba could become a permanent member of Blink in Tom's place, I'd seriously start listening to Blink. That would be amazing.
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    So, after taking some time to say negative things about the band on the Internet...

    "Itís not in my nature to fuel negativity about the legacy of the band on something as trashy as the Internet world.
    But I guess thatís another example of how I differ from most. I follow the light."

    I actually never really knew anything about Tom being a douchebag, but I'm now fully convinced. Those are a couple of the douchiest sentences I've ever read.
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    Why am I not surprised? Their last two releases (Neighborhoods and the EP) weren't all that interesting anyway, too much "Artsy Tom" influences for my taste.

    They used to be great until they decided to get all serious (although I liked the self-titled a lot). Once they stopped being fun and making jokes they lost what made them good in the first place, and they just never got it back after their hiatus ended. Somebody has to answer for this!








    I blame Tom.

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